Written by Helen Cooke and the CAM-Cancer Consortium.
Updated April 29, 2016


Is it safe ?

Biofeedback appears to have a good safety record8.

Adverse events

No adverse events were reported in the studies analysed for this summary.


Some concern has been raised on the use of this intervention in individuals who have a history of psychiatric illness8.


None known.


None known. Some participants found the technique a little cumbersome and inconvenient when they were attempting to use biofeedback equipment at the same time as undergoing chemotherapy3.

Citation Helen Cooke, CAM-Cancer Consortium. Biofeedback [online document]. http://ws.cam-cancer.org/The-Summaries/Mind-body-interventions/Biofeedback. April 29, 2016.


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